Your lawn goes through a lot.
Trampled by playing kids, rolled over by lawn mowers & parched by the summer sun & heat. Core aeration can help strengthen your lawn, making it more resilient & able to withstand these challenges all year long.
How does aeration work?
A machine is used to remove plugs of soil from your lawn. Plugs are approximately 2-4" long and .5-.75" in diameter. While it may look like damage is being done to your lawn, in fact it's the exact opposite. The holes allow more space for oxygen, water & nutrients to penetrate.
Why should I aerate my lawn?
Over time, you may notice that your lawn is looking thinner in patches, a little less green & has puddles after a rainstorm. All of these things are symptoms of compacted soil. When the soil becomes so dense it is harder for water & nutrients to penetrate, leading to shallow root growth and an unhealthy looking lawn. By opening up air pockets in your lawn through core aeration, it allows the nutrients deeper into the soil leading to deep root growth & a lawn better able to stand up to foot traffic, drought & disease.
When is the best time for aeration?
For Michigan lawns, late summer-early fall is the ideal time to aerate because weeds are less likely to sprout in the holes created by aeration. There is also plenty of time for your lawn to take advantage of the seasonable temperatures, sun & rain. This way, it can reap all of the benefits of core aeration before it goes dormant for the winter, and will have a head start come spring!
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